Battle of the Saintes

Bataille de la Dominique

Battle of Dominica

12th April 1782
Part of : The American War of Independence (1775/04/19 - 1784/01/14)
Previous action : Action off Dominique 9th April 1782
Next action : Battle of the Mona Passage 19th April 1782

 

Royaume de France - Chevalier François-Joseph Paul de Grasse (Comte de Grasse)

 
Avant garde, Louis Antoine Bougainville (Comte de Bougainville)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Hercule -> 1795 Hydre 74Jean-Isaac Chadeau de la Clocheterie
Neptune 74 Charles Sochet (Seigneur Des Touches)
Le Diadème -> 1792 Brutus 74 
Le Souverain -> 1792 Peuple Souverain 74Lord Jean-Baptiste de Glandevès du Castellet (Baron de Glandevès)
Le Palmier 74 de Martelly-Chautard
Le Northumberland 74 Saint Cézaire
L'Auguste -> 1793 Jacobin -> 1794 Neuf Thermidor 84 de CastellanSquadron Flagship
L'Ardent 64Chevalier Charles de Bernard de Marigny Captured
 
Corps de bataille, Chevalier François-Joseph Paul de Grasse (Comte de Grasse)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Scipion 74Nicolas Henri de Grimouard
Brave 74 Claude-Marguerite François Renart de Fuchsamberg (3rd Marquis d'Amblimont)
Le Citoyen 74 Alexandre de Thy (Comte d'Ethy)
Le Hector 74  Captured
Le César 74  Burnt
Le Dauphin Royal 74 
La Languedoc -> 1794 Antifédéraliste -> 1795 Victoire 90 ArgelosFleet Flagship
Ville de Paris 104 Velleon Captured
Couronne -> 1792 Ça Ira 80 
L'Eveillé 64Armand Le Gardeur de Tilly
 
Arrière garde, de Vaudreuil (Marquis de Vaudreuil)
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Sceptre -> 1792 Convention -> 1800 Marengo 74Chevalier Louis-Philippe de Rigaud (Comte de Vaudreuil)
Glorieux 74  Captured
Le Destin 74 
Magnanime 74 
Refléchi -> 1793 Turot 64 
 
Escadre complémentaire, Jean Charles Régis Coriolis d'Espinouse
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Le Conquérant 74Chevalier Charles-Marie de La Grandière
Le Magnifique 74 
Triomphant 80 Squadron Flagship
Bourgogne 74 
Duc de Bourgogne -> 1792 Peuple -> 1794 Caton 80Chevalier Nicolas Louis de Durfort (Baron de Durfort)
Marseillais -> 1794 Vengeur du Peuple 74 
Pluton -> 1797 Dugommier 74 
 
Battellerie
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
L'Aimable 32 
L'Amazone 32 
Le Galatée 32 
Richmond 32 
La Cérès 18 
Le Clairvoyant 14 
 

Great Britain

 
British Van
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Royal Oak -> 1805 Assistance 74John Plummer Ardesoif8 Killed, 30 Wounded
Alfred 74Thomas Dumaresq12 killed, 40 wounded CO Killed
Montagu 74George Bowen14 killed, 29 wounded
Yarmouth 64Anthony Parrey14 killed, 33 wounded
Valiant 74Samuel Granston Goodall10 killed, 28 wounded
Barfleur 98John KnightSquadron Flagship 10 killed, 37 wounded
Monarch 74Francis Reynolds16 killed, 33 wounded
Warrior 74Sir James Wallace5 killed, 21 wounded
Belliqueux 64Andrew Sutherland4 killed, 10 wounded
Centaur 74John Nicholson InglefieldNo returns known
Magnificent 74Robert Linzee6 killed, 11 wounded
Prince William 64George WilkinsonNo casualties
 
British Center
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Bedford 74Thomas Graves17 wounded
Ajax 74Nicholas Charrington9 killed, 40 wounded
Repulse 64Thomas Dumaresq3 killed, 11 wounded
Canada 76The Hon. William Cornwallis12 killed, 23 wounded
Saint Albans 64Charles Inglis6 wounded
Namur 90Robert Fanshawe6 killed, 25 wounded
Formidable 98Sir Charles DouglasFleet Flagship 15 killed, 39 wounded
Duke 98Alan Gardner13 killed, 60 wounded
Agamemnon 64Benjamin Caldwell15 killed, 23 wounded
Resolution 74Robert Manners4 killed, 23 wounded
Hercules 74Henry Savage6 killed, 19 wounded
Prothee 64Richard Curgenven5 killed, 25 wounded
America 64Samuel Thompson1 killed, 1 wounded
 
British Rear
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Russell 74James Saumarez10 killed, 29 wounded
Fame -> 1801 Guildford 74Robert Barber3 killed, 12 wounded
Anson 64William Blair3 killed, 13 wounded CO Killed
Torbay 74John Lewis Gidoin10 killed, 25 wounded
Prince George 98James Williams9 killed, 24 wounded
Princessa 70Charles KnatchbullSquadron Flagship 3 killed, 22 wounded
Conqueror 74George Balfour7 killed, 23 wounded
Nonsuch 64William Truscott3 killed, 3 wounded
Alcide 74Charles ThompsonNo casualty returns
Arrogant 74Samuel Pitchford Cornishno casualties
Marlborough 74Taylor Penny3 killed, 16 wounded
 
British Frigates
Ship NameGunsCommanderNotes
Endymion 44Edward Tyrrel Smith
Fortunee 38Hugh Cloberry Christian
Flora 36Samuel Marshall
Nymphe 36John Ford
Convert 32Henry Harvey
Alarm 32Charles Cotton
Andromache 32George Anson Byron
Lizard 28Edmund Dod
Sibyl -> 1795 Garland 28John Rodney
Triton 28John M'Laurin
Champion 24Alexander Hood
Eurydice 24George Wilson
Zebra 16John Bourchier
Blast 8John Aylmer Fireship
Shark 16Charles James Johnston Fireship
Germaine 14 
Alert 14 
Alecto 12Richard Fisher
 

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